What’s the difference between Safe Haven and Adoption?
When you drop your baby off at a Safe Haven location, there will be no questions asked. You may be asked to fill out some forms regarding medical information, but you do not have to fill anything out, and you do not have to give your name. Once you hand your baby to a staff member at a Safe Haven location, you are giving up your parental rights. At this point, you will not have a say in who adopts your baby and will not be given information on who has adopted your baby. You may wonder if your baby is safe and cared for.
Your other choice is to call an adoption coordinator. You will find a coordinator available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All you need to do is pick up the phone and call. Your coordinator will make sure you and your baby are safe. There are adoptive parents praying for a child to grow their family, and they can be there right away. Your adoption coordinator will show you profiles of couples, or if you prefer, she can choose the parents she thinks will be the right fit for you and your baby. If you want to keep your information confidential, your coordinator will protect your privacy. If you would like to get updates on your baby, get photos or even have visits, that can be arranged as well. With adoption, you get to make the choices for your baby.
Just Keep Baby Safe
The most important thing to do at this difficult time is to find a safe place for your baby and make sure you get the care you need. Whether you decide to bring your baby to a Safe Haven location or you choose to call an adoption coordinator, you are doing the right thing. If you don’t want anyone you know to find out about the baby, your privacy will be protected. This little baby can make some hopeful couple’s dreams come true. Your baby can live a happy, safe life in a loving home. You will be able to look back and know you did the right thing for you and your baby.